EWU volleyball splits a pair of matches against Idaho on roadtrip

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

The EWU volleyball team split a pair of weekend matches in Idaho, falling in three sets to the Idaho State Bengals on October 13, while defeating the Idaho Vandals on October 15.

In the match against the Bengals, the Eagles played a tight first two sets, falling 23-25 in each of them, while the Bengals won a relatively easy third set by a score of 25-19.

Junior setter Regan Harr was the only player to record a double-double in the match, finishing with 14 assists and 11 digs.

The Eagles rebounded quickly, winning a five-set match over the Vandals two days later.

EWU jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the final set and never relinquished their lead as they dominated the set 15-7 to win the match. The victory improved EWU’s conference record to 5-3.

“Our girls kept chopping wood, kept plugging away and doing the right things all night,” said head coach Michael King. “It was a battle. It’s never an easy task playing at Idaho and we never stopped battling. Idaho made us earn the win tonight. I thought Taylor did an excellent job for us tonight, and Chloe [Weber] did just as well.”

Larsen recorded 22 kills and a .354 hitting percentage in the match, the 22 kills being the most by an EWU player in a match all season. Junior Ashley Seiler finished with 16 kills and 20 digs, her fourth double-double in the last five matches. Sophie Miller set a career-high with 21 digs, while also finishing with 35 assists, a team-high in the match.